Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights

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Described by Jeffrey Masson as “the single best introduction to animal rights ever written,” this new book by Tom Regan will structure the animal rights debate for generations to come. In a style at once simple and elegant, Regan dispels the negative image of animal rights advocates perpetrated by the mass media, unmasks the fraudulent rhetoric of “humane treatment” favored by animal exploiters, and explains why existing laws function to legitimize institutional cruelty.

Written by the leading philosophical spokesperson for animal rights, Tom Regan’s shocking exposé of animal abuse makes an essential and lasting contribution that will significantly impact the history of animal rights advocacy in America.

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2004. Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights. Rowman and Littlefield.

2005. Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights. Translated by Yang Tongjin. Beijing: Beijing University Press.

2005. Gabbe Vuote: La Stida dei Dritti Animali (Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights). Translated by Massimo Filippi and Alessandra Galbiati. Casale Monferrato: Sonda.

2006. Jualas Vazias: Emcarando o Desafio dos Diretios Animais (Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights. Translated by Regina Rheda. Porto Alegre: Lugano.

2006. Jaulas Vacias: El Desaffio de los Derenchos de los Animales (Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights). Translated by Marc Boillat. Barcelona: Fundacion Alarriba.

2009. Empty Cages: Facing the Challenge of Animal Rights. Translated by Per Helman. Hallsberg: Back to Being, Sweden.

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